Israeli soldiers detained, Tuesday, several Palestinian journalists while documenting illegal colonialist settlers bulldozing and uprooting Palestinian lands, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Hamza Khattab, a multimedia professional working with the WAFA Palestinian News Agency, said the soldiers detained him, along with WAFA camerawoman Samar Bader, in addition to several other reporters from various news agencies.

Khattab added that he, and his colleagues, were documenting illegal Israeli colonists bulldozing and uprooting Palestinian lands in the al-Baq’a area, east of Hebron.

He said that Israeli soldiers invaded the area, and attacked many Palestinians, before detaining him and several other journalists, and released them later.

The army claimed that the area was a “closed military zone,” although they were on Palestinian lands.